My LoveSocks are coming along really well, especially considering I’m new at this whole instarsia thing. I’ve finished down to the heel flap on the second sock, which is a mirror of the first.
Now, you might have noticed a little bit of a problem. In the first sock, I stranded a light colour behind a dark colour. But for this sock, I’m stranding a dark colour behind a light, with predictable results. (I’m holding the sock up to the window to make the stranding problem stand out very clearly. And some of the stitches are uneven because I haven’t woven in the ends yet.)
Now, if there socks were for me, I’d just leave them. I mean, it would be on my foot, at the back. If anyone is looking at it that closely, then they need a kick. But, since these socks are for someone else, I’m going to get her okay before I continue on.
There is a fix for this, thankfully. Instead of stranding the colours at the top, I can do more intarsia. Fun.
I’m also going to come clean with you today: I bought yarn yesterday. A lot. Well, about fourteen balls. You see, I got the book [amazon_link id=”0740792601″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Yummi ‘Gurumi[/amazon_link] from the library, and the husband and I fell in love with the sushi and dim sum pieces. Of course, I was lacking a whole bunch of the colours to make them. 🙁 So, yesterday I headed up to the Mary Maxim boutique store here in Toronto and loaded up. I also picked up some yarn for a couple of other projects, because I figured if I’m going to use my Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card, I might as well use it on more than acrylic.
So, I’ve bought stash, but I’m still in the competition on Ravelry. I just need to not buy yarn between now and the end of the year. And, I also have to destash about the same amount of yardage if I get something as a gift. So, we’ve got, what, nine months left? Ack.